Career Warrior Podcast #283) Four Resume Trends for 2023
Welcome to the Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast where our goal is not only to help you land your dream job but to help you live your best life. It’s the first episode of the new year, and we’re covering four resume trends you need to know about for 2023!
Chris Villanueva 0:00
And welcome to the Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast. This is the best podcast on the planet for finding your dream job and getting hired, improving your resume and also networking your way into the best possible job situation. My name is Chris Villanueva, and I’m going to give you four trends for 2023. So that you can get hired and that you can make the most impact you possibly can.
First of all, I do want to set the stage a little bit here by explaining what I mean by trends. So trends and hacks, things like that I typically don’t recommend, however, there were just some special things that I saw going on within the economy. And I know that there’s a lot going on right now. So I wanted to bring in some of those things, and help you just to write a good solid modern resume. That’s really my goal here as the new year has already kicked off. So a lot of these, quote, trends are going to be built off of tried and trued principles. These are the principles that our company at let’s see grandma preach, run this company for the last eight years. So we’ll be drawing from that, as well as some of the words of wisdom from career warrior podcast guests. I’ll also make sure to cite my sources here within the description. So some hyperlinked URLs from sources like LinkedIn news and other things like that that will help you have to know that this is coming from a good place of credibility. All right, we’re going to kick off into trends here. But before we do so, a call to action for you subscribe to this podcast number one, if you have not already, and send me a request on LinkedIn. I love hearing from fellow warriors. It’s one of my favorite things in the entire world. I’m Chris Villanueva CPR, w. Let me know that you were a career warrior podcast subscriber, and I will 100% accept that connection request. Listen, there’s so much junk and noise, nowadays, people selling you stuff, people not leaving those personalized connection requests. So go ahead and leave me that request. And let me know what you found interesting in this episode, and why you’re a career warrior podcast listener, I would love to connect with you.
All right, here are four job search trends for 2023. Number one, showcasing impact, there is a stronger need to consider the context of the job market more than ever when you’re crafting your resume. Now, as job searches become more competitive, layoffs continue throughout the quarter. And there’s a general sense of unease in the market, it is more important than ever to write a standout resume, displaying your metric based accomplishments is step one, but we must go further. And we must go beyond that to back up our skills with solid numbers. And like I said, to show some context, how were you making impact? These are the exact things that I’ve been preaching for you to include in your resume. And now it’s more important than ever to include those things. How can we show context, given all the things that are going on right now, with the economy, the unease, the context that we’re speaking about? Well, securing top talent, despite everything that you may see in the news is still a top concern for employers, people still want top talent and they still want to retain that talent within their workforce. CEOs and hiring managers are worried more than ever, about their company performance in 2023. So they are looking to that talent to fill in the gaps and make sure that their company continues to perform well. So how you talk about yourself on the resume, and really how you show that you’ve made an impact becomes so important.
So as you’re looking at your bullet points and reviewing, ask yourself, are you showing how you’re impacting the company as a whole? And not just saying, me, me, me? These are the things that have accomplished over time. So an example of that is bullet point that you might have in your resume that says that you increased remote communication efficiency by 20%? Well, great, that’s a really good start. I’m glad that you did increase efficiency by 20%. But how did that impact the company? How did that improve the organizational performance as a whole and try to show that context as best as you can, it’s becoming more important. Alright, job search, Trend number two, for 2023. It’s skills based hiring, skills based hiring has become more important and 2022 really was a big year for skills. And this comes from LinkedIn directly, but 44% of hires on LinkedIn explicitly used skills data to fill the roles. So I recommend a tool. It’s a newer one called Career Explorer on LinkedIn, you can reverse engineer
are essentially the jobs that you’re looking for and see what are the skills that are being required to show that you’re a match for those jobs. And while the idea has been around for some time, this discussion of skills based hiring picked up as people change their careers during everything that happened in 2021, there was the great reshuffle or the great resignation and things like that. It’s where lots of people were making transitions in their career that require them to pick up skills, they didn’t necessarily have the job experience. And so that was one big thing that played into this. And also the Advent or the strengthening, I should say, of DEA and AI based efforts within the past year, have caused employers to look less at things like degrees and what experiences that job seekers have had and look more at what are the skills that people have. Now, this is possibly controversial, and they know that there’s a lot more complexity when it comes to skills, because how the heck do you have the skill if you haven’t had the job experience before, but this does change the tone of the resume.
Resume Trend number three, keep it clean. Although fancy resume designs have climbed up in popularity in 2022, we’ll see lots of those resume builders that will make your resume look really pretty with all the colors and pictures your heart would desire. But they still hurt rather than help job seekers. In fact, I think 2023 will be the big year were simple comes back and people are already recognizing it. Remember, applicant tracking systems do not prefer designed heavy or complex formats. And this is put very humorous leaf from a post from Fast Company. The practice of loading a resume with more decorations than a Christmas tree peaked in 2022. The trend for resumes in 2023 is simplicity. I’ve been saying it since the very beginning. Ever since I started doing these podcast episodes and founded Lindsey Graham on 2014. Employers don’t care about the bells and whistles and fancy designs and your resume, they want to see how you’re going to help improve their company to focus on the context, the content and having clean phrasing within your resume.
Alright, Trend number four for 2023. These are resume trends for 2023. And I’ll round it out with this tried and true principle that becomes even more important. Think about the big picture. It’s not just about your resume. And it’s not just about shooting it off to job postings, one after the other, think about your job search a little bit more holistically. And if you’re doing the right things and making a good overall well rounded effort, then a big preacher of this and it’s one of my core philosophies is not getting too extreme in one area, and making sure that you’re really covering your bases here. So just to talk about LinkedIn, I know that’s a big one that I like to bring in when it comes to having a holistic job search. But LinkedIn, this is as of November 2022, had 875 million members and 58 million companies were listed on LinkedIn, their revenues and their subscribership has grown year after year. And with eight people getting hired on LinkedIn every minute, this is from their website, LinkedIn has become more important. Yes, Your resume is essential. I have a resume service, I wouldn’t have one if resumes weren’t incredibly important this year. But LinkedIn is also a part of that picture. And that’s why we also write LinkedIn profiles along with the resumes. It is hand in hand to have a really solid resume and to have the LinkedIn to match that but also to complement some parts of the resume that you’re not necessarily showing in that piece of paper. Use these tools that are coming out use these tools that are emerging within the year there is a this has been making the rounds, I think on LinkedIn. But there is a system or an app called Chat GBT. It uses AI that you can use in your job search to find out the pressing questions and find out exactly what you can do to write a better resume. So use those tools alongside a kick butt resume service and you’re going to be solid for the year. Remember to use these tools holistically when you are applying for your job search but don’t fall so much in love with one of these tools and saying hey, this is going to be my end all be all. In fact, it may be something else you may be surprised by what gets you your dream job. Alright, so these were the trends for 2023 Number one showcase impact within your resume. Number two, the highlight skills within your resume and your job search. Number three, keep it clean by focusing on content and context.
Number four, think about the big picture, including tools such as LinkedIn and AI to help propel your job search forward. All right, this was a fun one for me. And again, these are things that I want you to focus on and send me that request on LinkedIn. Send me that connection request. And let me know when you get your dream job because there’s nothing that warms my heart more than to hear about the success of my fellow job seekers. All right. This concludes it for episode 283. Thank you so much. And I’ll see you next time career warrior podcast and before you go, remember, if you’re not seeing the results you want in your job search, our highly trained team of professional resume writers here at Let’s Eat, Grandma can help head on over to letseatgrandma.com/podcast to get a free resume critique and $70 off any one of our resume writing packages. We talk all the time on the show about the importance of being targeted in your job search and with our unique writing process and focus on individual attention. You’ll get a resume cover letter and LinkedIn profile that are highly customized and tailored to your goals to help you get hired faster. Again, head on over to Let’s eat grandma.com forward slash podcast. Thanks, and I’ll see you next time.
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